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Cal won’t have top lineman vs. Buckeyes

Matt Summers-Gavin AP

When Cal takes the field this weekend for its road date with No. 12 Ohio State, the Pac-12 school will do so yet again sans (giggle) its top offensive lineman.

After playing in the opener,  starting right tackle Matt Summers-Gavin was held out of last week’s win over Southern Utah due to an issue with the MCL in his right knee.  Head coach Jeff Tedford confirmed Tuesday that, yes, the injury described as week-to-week will keep the veteran lineman out against the Buckeyes.

Of greater import conference-wise for the Bears is next week as they will open up Pac-12 play against No. 2 USC.  Obviously, Summers-Gavin’s availability for the Trojans is up in the air at the moment.

Summers-Gavin has started 25 of the 32 games in which he’s played over the past three seasons, and is far and away the Bears’ most experienced returning lineman.

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6 Responses to “Cal won’t have top lineman vs. Buckeyes”
  1. thraiderskin says: Sep 12, 2012 10:41 AM

    Sweet, they won’t have their best lineman, we won’t have one of our best RBs, what other players can we scratch-off before the game?

  2. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 12, 2012 10:47 AM

    Maybe this will make it easier for the defensive coaching staff to figure out a way to put some pressure on the QB (Woefully lacking in the first two games)!

  3. thraiderskin says: Sep 12, 2012 11:28 AM

    @brutusbuckeyes2011, Don’t get me started on Ohio State, both sides of the ball were very unimpressive. I hope we win, but I’m not holding my breath. I can honestly say I’m about as nervous for this season(Meyer) as I was for last(Fickell).

  4. brutusbuckeye2011 says: Sep 12, 2012 11:34 AM

    thraiderskin:
    I’m beginning to wonder if Fickell is up to being the DC. I do think the offense is performing much better than last year. Hopefully, Hall will be back and add a little more fire power to the offense.

  5. steeler1nation says: Sep 12, 2012 2:52 PM

    even if they had him – wouldn’t make a difference
    OSU 44
    Cal 12

  6. WingT says: Sep 13, 2012 7:49 AM

    OSU is going to get better each week. There is no question about the fact that Urban is a great coach – I would expect OSU to be a really good football team by year end. They have a lot of talent.

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